About Specialty Medication
Specialty medications, also known as specialty drugs or specialty pharmaceuticals, are a class of prescription drugs that are used to treat complex, chronic, or rare medical conditions. These medications are typically more expensive and may require special handling, administration, or monitoring compared to standard prescription drugs. Specialty medications are designed to address specific medical conditions and often have limited distribution due to their specialised nature.
Here are some key characteristics of specialty medications:
Specialty medications are developed to target specific diseases or conditions, such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. They are often used when standard treatments have proven ineffective or are not available.
Specialised Handling and Administration
Some specialty medications require special handling, storage, or administration techniques, such as refrigeration, infusion, injection, or monitoring by healthcare professionals.